Neil founded the practice in 2012 specialising in custom residential design. He has a long-held passion for sustainability and environmentally sensitive design. In addition to his architectural education, Neil has undertaken specialist training and qualifications in sustainable design & project management, both key drivers for the practice’s work.
During his career he has worked on a wide range of architectural projects, including private homes, residential developments, museums, galleries, libraries and universities. In parallel with his work in architectural practice, Neil has held various roles in architectural education, as a tutor, design critic, and examiner. He has worked at Oxford Brookes University, University of Westminster, and Cardiff University, and across different areas of architectural education including design, technology, communication, and professional studies. He is also a trustee of a local school with particular focus on their Grade 2 Listed premises.
Peter studied architecture at Central Saint Martins, the Oxford School of Architecture, and the London School of Architecture. He has a specific interest in the lifecycle of building materials, and likes to promote reuse of historic materials where possible, reducing cost and embodied energy associated with new materials. Peter has developed a sustainable checklist tool to allow clients to improve the sustainability and efficiency of their projects. On a recent refurbishment project that Peter worked on, an air source heat pump has been combined with a new insulated lining to dramatically reduce the energy consumption of the property. He is also a keen advocate of planting and natural light to improve the qualities of a space.
Abi studied architecture at UWE, with a particular interest in sustainability, design for residential and community projects. She has spent time in The Gambia designing and building a food kiosk made from upcycled materials, and has also spent time designing and building an installation at The Eden Project in Cornwall to raise awareness about the English Honeybee. Abi continues to champion environmentally friendly design within the practice, and enjoys finding appropriate solutions for each of the projects on which she works.
Felix has a keen interest in making and has worked with the practice on a number of live and self-build projects. He is also a keen horticulturalist, and loves to integrate garden and landscape concepts within building design. Recently, Felix has led a number of large residential projects in Oxfordshire, working across all stages from concept to completion. He enjoys working closely with building contractors to achieve the best possible results for his clients. Felix completed his studied in Architecture at the Royal College of Art and Oxford Brookes University.
Seán studied Architecture at University of Dundee, where he was nominated for the RIBA bronze medal for a new community building in Edinburgh. He also undertook a project in Wuhan revitalising a forgotten community, which gave him an early opportunity to create spaces of comfort and domesticity. Prior to joining our team he worked for practices in London and Dundee, on a range of private residential and larger mixed-use schemes. Seán has a particular interest in the process of detailed design.
David has a range of experience with historic properties, delivering Listed residential, cultural, collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings from concept to completion. He is particularly interested in how our built heritage can be adapted for the challenges of the 21st Century, while suiting contemporary living. He has worked on refurbishment, extension and new-build domestic projects at a variety of scales in London, Cambridge and the home counties. He studied at the University of Kent and the University of Cambridge.
Iman has a specific interest in digital marketing and finding innovative ways to develop client experience. She has a background in Interior Design and Fashion with a interest of materials and sustainable sourcing. She has a keen interest in interior design, in particular the specification of finishes, fixtures and fittings. Iman studied Interior Architecture at the Oxford School of Architecture as well as a short course at Central Saint Martins. Iman’s recent work on producing the ‘10 years’ card is an example of her creative interests. She is always keen to find ways of using her creativity through marketing, graphic design and web design such as our NKA website updates and other things to come soon.